[#430] We’re Far From Obvious This Time

Cold
But I’m still here (blind)
‘Cause I’m so blind (say never)
Cold
Now we’re so cold (mine)
And you’re not mine (say never)
We’re far from obvious this time

Cold (But I’m Still Here)♫ – Evans Blue

Hello once again and welcome to my little artistic corner of the world where I try my best to provide works of art intermixed with fashion and multifaceted emotions. Now is that time of year when all the clothing designers start releasing oodles and oodles of winter attire and all the various locations in-world become wintery reminders of your real life that you desperately try to escape from (haha). Regardless of that it does add to the realism of everything and can make for some really good creativity.


I recently discovered the snowy wonderland known as D.O.X and after a little bit of exploration I decided to set a scene. I pulled together some really cool items for my look that were definitely weather appropriate (because who goes out in a snowy cold environment in like a t-shirt or shorts?) One of the best things is that I didn’t have to cycle through tons of lighting to find the right ambience; I simply just used the recommended settings from the sim itself. The results came out satisfactory for me and helps me to feel like I am on a good stride as far as creating scenes goes.


Men Only Monthly has been a very good event this current round which is still going on for another week (it ends on the 15th of December). I spent a lot of time there and found many things that I’ve used in my recent works which is why I decided to put my name in the ring and applied to be a blogger for the event. I am hoping that I get in but I realize that the competition may be fierce as I am sure many other good bloggers/artists will be vying for a spot. It’ something I felt was worth giving a shot and regardless I can say I tried even if I do not make the cut.

This particular blog I’m featuring a skin by Avi-Glam which is available at Men Only Monthly. Of course you’ll get my insights into it down in the credits section so I have something to actually put there.

Most of items from currently running events came from Men Only Monthly but I did also make a trip to The Arcade which has just opened for a new round of random prize winning madness. I am thankful that I managed to escape there with only minimal damage this time which is a small victory for me personally!


Before I leave you to the credits, I have to make an admission of a goof. As I was putting the credits together I realized that I hadn’t worn the Daniel head for a while and cannot recall which eyes I had last used with it so I couldn’t credit it in good faith because if I was wrong it would to me be considered as misinformation and that is not my intention at all. If I do recall which eyes were used I will come back to this post and edit it accordingly.

There is much more work to do with items I’ve picked up in the last week so I’m going to go jump into that as this blog entry can be considered a wrap. I hope you check back to see what adventures I’m getting into next and I will gladly welcome you back.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRtram G0220 Hair / HUD-A

HEADCATWA – Daniel

FACE⊱ AG. Trevor Skin – Ivory @ M.O.MNEW

The latest release in the Avi-Glam skin line, Trevor has very soft facial features and seems to work best with wearing the CATWA “Daniel” head as that is what is suggested by the creator. There are 6 skin tones to choose from and appliers for male mesh bodies are sold separately. The body shape and eyebrow shaper are included in the product package if you desire. Each skin HUD gives several eyebrow color options when applying (no brows is also an option).

I find that this skin reminds me of the actor, Ezra Miller, who appears as The Flash/Barry Allen in the recently released “Justice League” movie. I am not sure if that is what the creator intended with this but that’s just what I see when I look at my avatar closely.

BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET⊱ BlankLine – Down jacket **RARE** @ The ArcadeNEW

Rarely do I find myself wearing a puffer jacket (see what I did there?) This pull prize from BlankLine’s machine at the December 2017 edition of The Arcade has a HUD option in which you can change two parts of the jacket as well as 4 different types of sweater. After having looked at the key for the machine I believe this RARE version is all of the other jackets offered as a FATPACK sort of deal where you can use all of the colors in any combination you wish to. It’s a fantastic product and the design and textures used are top notch.

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

PANTS⊱ AITUI – Aero Pants – Fat Pack @ M.O.MNEW

Lately I am finding that AITUI is hitting a home-run with their releases. Previously in a blog entry I was wearing their sweatpants from the November round of TMD and really liked them and they also in the same time frame put out these pants at Men Only Monthly. I have been trying to be more of a well behaved blogger and not buy every FATPACK I see because it tends to get costly in the long term but all the different options for this item caught my eye and I couldn’t resist. 6 different colors with two metals to choose from on the buttons are what this full pack consists of. You can also get each of these in singular form if you do not want all of the options and that’s definitely up to you.

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP mesh bodies.

BOOTSYasum – Generator Boots – Black

I previously purchased these boots at the Hipster Men’s Event in one of the previous rounds but could not find the right outfit to pair them with until now. I was really hoping I could use them and I found a way to do so. The AITUI pants had just the right height to where I could wear these properly without any clipping (which bugs me to no end).

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

Photo Taken @ D.O.X

Go&See * Bold * Bento Pose Pack (2) @ M.O.MNEW

The second of two new pose releases from Go&See, “Bold” is just as it’s name infers. These poses are meant for those who like to puff out their chest a little bit and show what they are about. I really like the poses so far from the brand but if I could change anything about them is with most poses you can combine them with a locking T-Pose so you can stand there and not have your camera move with you as you are setting up an angle. These do not allow for that so a pose stand is necessary so you do not wind up frustrated because your camera keeps resetting and your position changes. It’s something that’s also helpful for sims that do not have rez rights groups and you really want to use it for a scene.

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[#429] Let’s All Make Believe

So let’s all make believe
That we’re still friends and we like each other
Let’s all make believe
That in the end we’ll need each other

Let’s All Make Believe♫ – Oasis

The last few days have been somewhat of a rush out in the real world and I have to admit that I did this photo shoot a few days ago with the intention of getting it put out nearly as soon as I finished taking the pics. However, life and a case of laziness hit me and so it just ended up taking a little longer than I anticipated. The end results though are pleasing to me and I feel like maybe I’m starting to get some of my creative mojo back after having thought I’d lost it a little bit. Artists of all types go through these periods and it is understandable the pressure we put on ourselves to create better work than what has come before it.


I did a little exploring and found an interesting new place that I have never been to before called The Dirty Grind. It’s not as winterized as most of the other locations on the grid so I had an easier time committing to doing the scene here especially after I found the broken merry go round; that is what sold my interest. That one piece in the scene tells a lot about the current status in the world and also fits in with the music theme I picked.


In this post I’m featuring a brand new hair from my brand partner, Modulus. The brand took some time to better perfect their hair making and from this release and some previews of upcoming releases it is an exciting time for us fellas out there who are always on the lookout for new ‘dos. Once again I’m wearing the “Hope Eyes” from Avi-Glam as I just can’t seem to pull myself away from them at the moment. I didn’t take any closeups in this shoot because I am wearing the Fern color that I wore in the last blog post.

There’s now a new round of The Men’s Department (TMD) open with a bunch of great items (such as the Modulus hair I’ve just mentioned). Events I’ve also been to that items from this look are from include Shiny Shabby and also Men Only Monthly (MOM).


There’s plenty more events and things to cover so I’m going put this baby to bed and start working on my next adventure and who knows where I’ll end up. With such a vast landscape and tools at my fingertips anything is possible. I’ll definitely see you again upon your return as we all look forward as it is much better than dwelling on the past regardless of it’s brightness or darkness.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Alex Hair – FatPack @ TMDNEW

Taking a new direction with hair creation, Chucky Hollak and Modulus are taking the brand to a whole new level. This is the first release in the “Alpha Hair” line and as I stated above this is very exciting. I have actually spoken to him recently and he is just as excited about creating hair again and delivering quality to the men of Second Life. From wearing this hair and having blogged other Modulus releases in the past, I can tell you that the level of detail has definitely increased along with top notch textures. 5 color HUDs are available (they also come together in the FATPACK version) and each color pack has 5 colors to choose from as well as a tinting mechanism to get your hair just exactly how you want it.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Fern @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake

HOODIEFashionNatic – STING FATPACK

Hooded sweatshirts are never out of fashion and if you are like me, you can never have just one laying around. Some have that one that is just their favorite and no matter how many you buy after it, it’s the one you always go to when you are headed out the door. When I saw the advert for this hoodie I thought it was really cool especially with the built in shirt (there is an option to wear it without the shit also). I felt the FATPACK was the best option to go with because of all the different combinations you can come up with and have control over. The value of it is really good as well.

BODY COMPATIBILITY: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature (2 versions), SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANS⊱ ED. W4ST Pant Rusted @ M.O.MNEW

Eclipse Designs have always had great clothing as far as I can remember but they haven’t always fit the body I’ve been wearing at the time. They have now released a product that fits the Belleza body and I couldn’t be more happy. These jeans are a cool concept because they mix the damaged/destroyed look with a bit of 80’s fashion with patches with studs in them. Most people would deny this but many back in that time had a studded bracelet and listen to bands like Motley Crue and Kiss.

BODY COMPATIBILTY: Altamura, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

SHOESFLI. – Black Canvas

One of my favorite pairs of shoes and now that they’ve been updated for the Belleza body it gives me more reason to drag out of my shoe closet. There’s nothing new about them other then the body updates so I don’t have anything more to share insight wise. These are just great shoes…period.

Photo Taken @ The Dirty Grind

 

WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #8 (4)

I picked this set of poses up at one of last months events and somehow managed to move them in my inventory closet in a place they shouldn’t have been (likely by accident). I stumbled across them while looking for something else and found one in the set I liked for the setting of the scene. There are 5 poses in this pack and all of them are excellent and something I can use in the future.

[#428] Whatever It Takes

I do whatever it takes to make it
Break through anything I’m face to face with
It’s true, you gonna make me lose my patience
‘Cause victory is mine and I’mma take it

Whatever It Takes♫ – Hollywood Undead

This blog entry has been over a year in the making and I’m so glad it finally happened. Once again I’ve paired up with the super talented fellow swag master, Nile from the Double Trouble blog to bring you a super awesome collaboration. We have both been wanting to work together again since our first initial collaboration for Halloween last year. Schedules as you know don’t always permit but we finally were able to pin a day down to knock this out and man did we ever.


When I first saw the shopping guide for the Men Only Monthly event I knew that I just HAD to do something with the Heist gacha from BlankLine. When I came up with the idea for what Nile and I were going to do it was just natural that we put together a scene using some of the items from it. We both took different looks for our type of bank robber with Nile taking a more urban approach and me going with a more classical old school bank robber. Both of us gear up with BPV’s (Bullet Proof Vests) to keep us safe in case we encountered any trouble from the 5-0.


Products that I’m featuring in this post mostly comprise of items from the BlankLine gacha which is currently up for sale at Men Only Monthly; so if you yourself have an idea for a gangster or bank heist type composition that’s a good place to start with.

I’m also once again featuring the “Hope Eyes” from Avi-Glam (a brand partner) for this look because I am really enamored with the eyes in this set and their detail is fantastic. There is not one color out of this set that I wouldn’t wear for a shoot if it was what called for it.


As I wrap up another entry I look back at the process of this collaboration and I could be more happy or excited with how it turned out; I also look forward to future collaborations with Nile as well as anyone else who’d like to do team-up in the upcoming year. 2018 will be one of more collaborations and working with people who I admire as well as want to work with to try new things.

For more information on Nile and his blog, Double Trouble, just click on the blog name which is linked and there you’ll get to see his other works as well as work from his co-author, Macie, you’ll also be able to see his version of this shoot as well as his style credits!

That’s all I’ve got for this adventure be sure to check back again for the road ahead and it’s been an honor and a pleasure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRStealthic – Psycho

This was one of my Black Friday sale goodies as I really liked this hair and knew that I could find something good to use it with. When this scene idea came into my head I knew it was the prefect hair for me to use. I originally was going to pair it with one of the face wraps in the BlankLine gacha but I opted to leave my face uncovered as it was post robbery. This hair has 6 different color HUDs to choose from as well as a HUD for changing the color of the beanie. What’s even cooler about this is there is a styling HUD to change the appearance of the hair in different positions and styles.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Fern @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

For a second straight post (if you check back at my last entry you’ll get more info on this product) I’m wearing these eyes but went with the Fern color as it matched the scene considering all the money that is around the two bank robbers.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake

OUTFIT⊱ BlankLine – Gang Bullet Proof Vest Suits (02) RARE @ M.O.MNEW

It wasn’t an easy task much as robbing a bank would be I imagine to pull this item from the machine being that it is a RARE. Though I persevered so that I could use it for this look as it was an integral part of the scene that I was setting up. As with my usual blogs I post what bodies my clothes and accessories work with but this suit does not specify, however, I believe that it would work with just about any male body with alphas clicked off. I’m wearing the Belleza body and it looks good without any problems.

SHOES[MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS

GLOVES⊱ BlankLine – Gang Glove @ M.O.MNEW

Another part of BlankLine’s “Heist” gacha, these gloves are bento enabled and I alpha’d out my hands and this worked great with my body in combination with the suit and the pose. These are definitely something that would be fun to mess around with on other projects so it is something that could be used again and has a high re-use value. Worth a pull of the gacha or if you know someone that will trade or give you a copy it’s well worth it.

WRONG & The Owl. Human Race @ M.O.MNEW

I managed to find 3/4 of all that was used in this scene at Men Only Monthly, including this pose. What was really nice about this pose as that it needed no adjusting other than a minor tweak of my body shape which wasn’t even that big of a deal. I thought this really captured the tone of the two robbers settling in after heist and celebrating their victory in front of their spoils. This is also a great pose you can use with a really good friend or even a family member for a photo.

[#427] Swing Life Away

I’ve been here so long, I think that it’s time to move
The winter’s so cold, summer’s over too soon
Let’s pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow

Swing Life Away♫ – Rise Against

It’s not very often that I actually shoot any scenes from my own house but I didn’t really feel like using a backdrop or finding a location to set up in so I came up with an idea that allowed me to stay where I was at. I enjoyed how I was able to combine good ambience with lighting and of course my instant go to LUMIPro. Personally I feel like this is a small victory because it was fun to come up with and it was not stressful to put together.


When I first started putting this together, I didn’t have a song that was an inspiration as often times I do before going into setting up a scene. As I was thinking about various genre’s of music I knew I wanted something laid back; I almost automatically recalled “Swing Life Away”. It had the right feel and helped me with getting the best visual with the look and poses I combined.


As I was taking photos from different angles from close and further away, I found myself liking a majority of them so for this entry I added an extra shot I found favorable in addition to my main “storytelling” shot and the usual two featured product close-ups.


Brand partners that I am featuring in this entry’s look consist of Avi-Glam (eyes) and Image Essentials (Poses). I managed to go out and do a little shopping outside of the search for bargains during the Black Friday events and checked out a new event called District 23 (not to be confused with the District 20 event that I have intentions of covering) as well as another stop to The Men’s Department.


Now that you’ve had the chance to look at what I’ve put into this look, I’ll leave you with the style credits (which are as complete as they possibly can). I believe these stores and events have something for just about every fella out there and even some of the gals as well. Enjoy your next shopping excursion and remember to pick up demos before deciding on a purchase as there is nothing worse then buyer’s remorse (and I know we’ve all been there). Thanks for joining me for this adventure and I will see you again soon.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR+elua+ Pippa Black Pack

During the course of my Black Friday shopping excursion I decided to see what +elua+ had going on as far as hairstyles considering I have not visited the shop in some time. I did not find anything in the regular hairstyles but I did see the gacha machine that this hair is from and played it to be able to get a black pack of this hair and with a little size adjusting it was perfect on my head. Personally I like having longer hair on my pixels during what I would consider the fall/winter season even though some places don’t really observe because it is unnecessary (we are pixels after all ha!)

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Aqua @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

Eyes are often the best feature on a person because when you look into someone’s eyes it has been said that you can look into their soul; this new set of eyes like previous Avi-Glam releases does not disappoint. 24 different iris colors (including the one you can see a close-up of in the product shot above) that come in 3 sizes. These are excellent for everyday wear and for those of you who may not be bloggers or photographers could easily be a great permanent eye to wear. Mesh eyes are included in the package and a FATPACK is also available.

COMPATIBLE With: CATWA, OMEGA, and regular (for included mesh eyes) applier HUDs.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BODYBelleza – Jake

TATTOO⊱ { Speakeasy } Storm Tattoo @ District 23NEW

Very seldom do I wear or feature body ink as I’ve expressed before in previous entries but it’s not for lack of liking them. Most of the time it’s for the fact I wear products that would generally cover them up and would defeat the purpose of wearing them. When I was putting this current look together I saw an add for this tattoo and knew that I would not be wearing anything on the upper half of my body. The tattoo comes in three different opacity types (Fresh, Worn, and Faded) and you can get it at District 23 along with other types of ink and poses to enjoy.

COMPATIBLE With: Omega, Signature and TMP applier HUDs.

PANTS⊱ AITUI – Sweat Pants – Loyalty, Grey @ TMDNEW

Only a few more days left for the current round of TMD to get your hands on these sweatpants by AITUI. There are several different designs and colors available at the event but they are definitely great for just lazing around your dwelling while you are AFK or just relaxing doing nothing. I think these are really cool and very well made.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

IE – Daily Things (b) (1 / 3) @ Designer CircleNEW

I really do enjoy taking poses that are not meant normally for males and putting them to work for me. This great set of poses (5 total with mirrors) also comes with two pose props (a phone and a magazine). The poses depict motions some of us make in our normal routines which is why to me the name of the set is appropriate. You can pick this up at the Designer Circle event which is open until the 2nd of December so there is still time…hurry!

[#424] Alibi

I fell apart but got back up again
And then I fell apart and got back up gain yeah

Alibi♫ – 30 Seconds To Mars

Hope everyone has had a good weekend that just past since my last entry was before then. For those of you in places that are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, you are probably preparing to travel or are in the midst of traveling. Everyone is getting their appetites whetted for good food and commiseration. For this entry I did a few things different in how I take my photos so hopefully you’ll like them as much as I did taking them.

On the first two shots I’m posting today I went with one specific windlight and for my second closeup shot I changed settings to see what they would look like and was amazed at what I was seeing so I wanted to capture it and share it with you as well. This setup (photo prop) aside is one that I put together using random things that I had lurking in my inventory closet. I’m self admittedly one of the worst decorators or set designers on the planet and even I was rather proud of what I put together.

I‘m also happy to announce that for a second term I’ll be continuing to blog for one of my favorite pose brands, Image Essentials. I really enjoy trying to bring out my best with their products because they are made very well and even with some poses that are meant for females, I’m managed to go outside of the box and make them work for me in many different situations such as with the item I’m featuring from them in this scene. “The Waiting Game” is available currently at the 4Mesh event (formerly Mesh Body Addicts) until the end of the month. I’ll tell you more about it in the credits so you have more info there.

Avi-Glam also has new eyes just recently released that I’ve been given the privilege of being able to show you from the Industrie Event that has just opened. More on these as well in the credits section.

This shot is one I am particularly proud of. I used a different type of lighting along with the LUMIPro Photography Assistant. The tone and mood for this really put me over the moon with how well it turned out and I think it turned out better than any of the other shots that I did for this entry. Most artists are overly critical of their work and I’m one of those that tends to take it to the extreme. I want to evoke as much emotion and creativity I can while making it look beautiful and outstanding.

Hopefully from this moment on I’ll be able to style my photos better to not only show you great items and fashion from a virtual world but to also tell stories behind human emotion like I’ve been doing since day one (and four hundred twenty four previously). If anyone has any tips they’d like to share with me then I’ll favor that and enjoy any open discussion.

Now that I’ve spent a little (more like a lot) of time rambling I’m going to get you to those credits and thoughts about the latest items being covered in today’s scene. Thank you again for joining me on another adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ { Speakeasy } Clay Hair ♯ MarketplaceNEW
This hair is a really epic deal. { Speakeasy } was nice enough to place this hair which is a FATPACK on the marketplace for 1L…yes that is right just 1L. How insane is that? It also comes with a Black Hairbase and a White Tintable version also on an Omega applier HUD. There are 5 color packs to choose from and since you have all of the colors you can go all out and have one color hair today and another one tomorrow if you choose to. This is definitely one of the best bargains I’ve seen come along recently because you just can’t beat the quality for the price.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Luster Eyes @ IndustrieNEW
These eyes only come in a FATPACK only, so you get 6 colors in a HUD (Individual appliers for CATWA, LeLutka and Omega) as well as one that come with the standard mesh eyes. These eyes are very striking and are ones that are good for many uses and purposes not just every day regular wear. These are easily worth going to the Industrie event and checking out (as well as many great other items).

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BEARDVolkstone Corleone Beard [Black 1] + Facial Hair
A nice thick beard which comes with a HUD (Catwa and Omega) to give you the base of the beard along with the mesh unrigged and resizeable beard that will keep your face nice and warm in the cooler weather as well as looking very badass as well.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ Chuck Size -Miller Long Sleeve (Striped Effect) @ M.O.MNEW
Lately I have been seeing the Chuck Size brand more and more at events but this is my first time purchasing one of their items and I am not disappointed. This really cool long sleeved top comes in several designs (in which I thought I’d rock a striped shirt seeing as how I don’t own many and I like them). I am wearing it on the Belleza body and it fits perfectly along with the jeans I am wearing. The combination turned out hassle free and as close to perfection as anything can get.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANSBlankLine – StandardJeans

BOOTS⊱ not so bad – ANDY Desert Boots (Beige) @ TMDNEW
It could easily be said that these boots would fall under the Chukka category. They are nicely made and give that feel that they’ve kinda been worn pretty well but aren’t ready to go in the trash bin yet. I really am a fan of these boots and I did pick up the FATPACK of these because I know I can use them again in the future. Shoes are much harder to come by in the way of clothing for guys (aside from usual sneakers low and hi variety).

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature, SLink, Standard (Unrigged) and TMP male bodies.

IE – The Waiting Game (b) @ 4MeshNEW
This pose prop (that’s right it is a building facade prop) comes with 5 different poses (including mirrors) that are meant to be for the ladies as they are labeled “cute” but they certainly work for males as well with maybe minimal shape adjustment. This poses certainly will work for just about everyone and excellent scenes can be created with them. This item is exclusively being sold right now and 4Mesh until the end of the month. I suggest you go take a look, and also check out what else Image Essentials has to offer!

[#423] Here Without You

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time

Here Without You♫ – 3 Doors Down

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting photos from an in-world location called IASWAS. I figured it was time for me to go visit and see if it inspired me for a scene and the results of it are what you are about to see here. I didn’t expect to get immersed in fall/winter scenery this early but with most land locations changing their seasonal looks, it’ll be a more and more of a task for me to avoid it unless I find inspiration indoors.

When going through the settings as I was doing the photography for this blog entry I had a tough time trying to decide on a windlight that would work well with my surrounds. Rarely if ever do I use the one specified by the sim itself just out of habit, not like they are bad or anything like that. I just tend to stray away from that kind of thing. I ended up choosing a wintery one because of having the snow drifted mountains in the background.

Winter can bring about feelings that we may normally not have in warmer months. Sometimes people feel lonelier when the temperature drops and the the holidays bring about certain things in people as well. I think that’s a big part of the reason why I went with the song choice I did because I think we all miss someone this time of year, even people who are right there in front of us. Don’t ask me to explain it as I believe it is simply something bigger than myself.

Now that you seen different angles and closer looks of what I’m wearing you can take a little trip to the different stores and events I’ve gone to and put this look together. Also do not forget to take a trip to IASWAS because it is really a nicely put together place to explore and even take photographs. I’ll certainly be stopping by there again to seek out another location to create another scene. This was a fun adventure and I look forward to seeing you for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ -FABIA- <Rich> @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
For a second look in a row I brought this beanie back to show you one of the other looks that you could get with this product. This is the longer hair version but there is also a shorter hair than this as well as the non hair version you saw in my last entry. I really like the options FABIA made available with this release. Great for winter or for those who wear beanies all the time.

HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESAG. Lucent Eyes

FACE⊱ Modulus – Jonah Skin (Catwa) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
Hipster Men’s Event has a lot of variety as far as events go and as a part of my partnership with Modulus, I’m featuring this skin which is available in five tones with appliers for CATWA and LeLutka brand heads. With the last Modulus release I used the LeLutka head so I figured this time I’d give CATWA Daniel some love for a change. The applier itself has an option for hair and brows singly or together as well as an option to have neither of them for a clean and hairless canvas to apply your own favorite brows, hair, and beards to.

BODYBelleza – Jake

COATLenox Adept Coat
In previous looks I wore the Wool sweater which this coat is tailored to work with. They were originally a part of a past round of TMD (October if I remember correctly). I have a preference to longer coats (mid-length like this to trench coats) and the craftsmanship of this item is very well done. I couldn’t help but purchase the FATPACK when I bought it because I knew I’d really enjoy wearing this in other colors.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

SWEATERLenox Wool Sweater

JEANS[Deadwool] Broberry Jeans – Washed Lapis
Yet another FATPACK I couldn’t resist at the time, I’ve only worn perhaps two of the pairs of jeans in this set. It felt like the right choice to go with a brand that I’ve enjoyed since their inception. There are still more denim colors left for me to use so who knows when you’ll see these great jeans pop up again.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Fitmesh (Two Sizes), Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

BOOTS⊱ {kokoia} Gangsta @ TMDNEW
You may know about my addiction for low-top sneakers but it seems like I very well may have an addiction for most shoes in general. I am picky when I need to be but it something looks good and I know it will look good on me then I won’t hesitate to make sure that I own it. These low boot styled shoes are well detailed and are very stylish. There are 5 different colors to choose from (both in base and laces) via a color changing HUD. I would recommend these for not only casual wear with jeans but they could also work in dressier situations.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

Photo taken @ IASWAS

Animosity – Xion (Bonus Pose)

[#419] Carry Your Torches

Bring on your forces of nature
Bring on the storm that’s raging
And if you get lost in the shadows
There’s a fire inside you
Be the light that guides you

Torches” – X AmbassadorsListen

This scene was originally meant to be done as a part of my Halloween series but as fate would have it the timing was moved back due to several reasons. I usually post things that are a bit October like all throughout the year as the spirit of it doesn’t confine me to just one month and I firmly believe that.

For this scene I went on location and took my photos at the Stars Hollow In Omnia Paratus, which is maintained by a good friend who has opened it to the public until the 11th of November. If you are looking for a great fall place to take photos and explore then this place is for you. There is even a haunted house section still up for those of you who want to do some post Halloween celebration such as I have. The taxi for this location is below in the credits section.

In this entry there are promotional copies of items provided by Avi-Glam, Cold-Ash, and Go&See. I think putting these items together really set the tone for the overall feeling of the scene and I hope you agree.

The Avi-Glam and Cold-Ash items are available right now at the current round of Men Only Monthly, which runs through the 15th of November. There are many great items for your closet at the event and I encourage you to invest some time to take a look.

Go&See’s item was a part of The Dark Style Fair 5 which was open until the 4th of November and this entry was in 3/4 stage completion and was meant to be posted before the end of the event to which I sincerely apologize. Things sometimes are out of our control such as this was. I am also providing the taxi below to their store location as event releases are moved to the store within a day or so of the said event ending.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Men Only Monthly as well as new monthly rounds of The Men’s Department and FaMESHed. From some of the previews of items I’ve seen across social media, I’ll be looking to dig into some of them to put my personal spin on.

Thank you to those of you who came to visit the site from wherever you may have seen the link on social media or by word of mouth. I hope to see you again for the next adventure!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRExile: Alternate Ideas
HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESGo&See * Hurt * @ The Dark Style Fair 5NEW (Ends 11/4)

One of the things I can count on when it comes to Go&See when they release a set of eyes is that they are going to be thought out and creative. These Catwa only appliers give the appearance that the wearer has been possibly punched or is suffering from a sort of disease. There are several ways it can be taken. There are four different colors to choose from and excellent for setting up creepy or apocalyptic scenes as well as for use in role-play situations.

FACE⊱ AG. Connor Skin @ M.O.MNEW

Avi-Glam is back with a new face for Catwa heads, which for this I am using Daniel as I believe that is what they had in mind for use with this facial skin. I feel like it has a bit of a youthful ethnic look which is becoming increasingly present in-world as it should. Diversity is what helps everyone have a more unique identity and ensure we are not all looking like robots on an assembly line.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT{COLD-ASH} VINCENT Shirt&Waistcoat @ M.O.MNEW

There are so many good things I could say about this shirt/vest combination but if I did you would check out from all the rambling so I’ll keep it brief. I really had this Van Helsing or Johnathan Harker vibe with this that essentially the scene I photographed is like one of them out in the darkness looking for creatures of the night. The included HUD has 3 different colors for the shirt and 6 different choices for the vest.

One thing I would have done differently (that does not take away from the value of the product) would be to come out with more choices for colors in both the shirt and vest. The product is great even with the lack of more colors and maybe it is better the way it is. Perhaps having too many choices would detract from the product.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP.

PANTS{COLD-ASH} Dean Chinos (Black)
SHOESA&D Clothing -Firenze-

Photo taken @ Stars Hollow


o0o Studio: Ghost Light

Aside from wardrobe and setting, one of the most important pieces to the scene was this pose and prop set. The lantern helped set the visual of walking vulnerable in the darkness searching for the unknown a lot easier to take from concept to finality. This was a Fifty Linden Friday item a few weeks ago and I had missed out on it then but the regular price of it when I did purchase was not bad and is definitely something that can be used again in future works.